October 1, 2013
New York University’s Fales Library and NYU-Poly will present a conversation with the legendary literary agent, Sterling Lord, on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.].
Lord, author of the new memoir, Lord of Publishing, will be in conversation with Sam Tanenhaus of The New York Times. The legendary literary agent will look back on more than 60 years of stewarding such writers as Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ken Kesey, Howard Fast, Dick Francis, Jeff Greenfield, Nicholas Pileggi, Jimmy Breslin, and the Berenstains, and shares his perspective on publishing today.
Co-hosted by Anita Farrington Dean of Student Affairs, NYU-Poly.
The Fales Library, comprising nearly 355,000 volumes, and over 10,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature, the Downtown Collection, the Food and Cookery Collection and the general Special Collections of the NYU Libraries. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Downtown Collection documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video objects. The Food and Cookery Collection is a vast, and rapidly expanding collection of books and manuscripts documenting food and foodways with particular emphasis on New York City. Other strengths of the collection include the Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll Materials, the Robert Frost Library, the Kaplan and Rosenthal Collections of Judaica and Hebraica and the manuscript collections of Elizabeth Robins and Erich Maria Remarque. The Fales Library preserves manuscripts and original editions of books that are rare or important not only because of their texts, but also because of their value as artifacts.
Type: Press Release
Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876